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Phoenix Mayor Seeks Shared Response To Housing, Homelessness


Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego is calling for a shared regional response to surging homelessness and lack of affordable housing in the valley.

She says more money and longer-term solutions are needed to tackle what she says is “a crisis situation.” Gallego Tuesday proposed to add $3 million to the $20 million the city already spends each year on the problems of homelessness and affordable housing.

She says other cities, Maricopa County and the state should also help more.

Gallego says she will ask the Phoenix City Council Wednesday to join her in asking city staff for an expanded plan to address homelessness.

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